"Place was probably as you remembered it.....a billion rubber trees, the old plantation house and the big above ground pool. [Viet Cong] blew the shit outa the place in mid 69." Photo and comments by Howard Swede Ware
Americal Division Base Entrance in Chu Lai, Vietnam. "D-Troop 1/1 cav. Spent 69-70 there" Comment by Robert Ryan. "another of my units A 3/21 196th LIB 23rd Americal" Comment by Phil Adam. "3rd Plt A CO 4/3 11th Bde Duc Pho (LZ Bronco)/FSB Professional 1971...Doc Burnes" Comment by Michael Burnes. Photo by Peter G. Harvey.
Charlie Black, "Charlie always carried a grenade in his jungle jacket left front pocket, as you see in this picture. I asked him why he carried it. He replied, 'You never know when you might need it....'" 1970. This was in the MP Platoon AO, LZ English, April or May. "Charlie was a great MP to have on your side in a fight." Photo and comments by Jerry W. Colwell
"This is actually taken at the MP Squad AO, LZ North English. Sergeant Bird is unhooking the antenna. Bill Barr (I believe) is driving, Terry Smith is working the radio, probably asking the main desk on LZ English, 'how ya read me?'. Ed Christman, sergeant on the main desk would reply, 'gotcha lima charlie!' Pevy, of 4th Battalion wanted one last ride with his buddy, Sergeant Bird. Bird was severely WIA in an early January 1970 mortar attack on LZ North English. That is the same attack in which Major Lewis, the XO was KIA. LZ English, Pevy DEROS'ing." Photo and comments by Jerry W. Colwell
LZ English, MP Hootch. "This is LZ North English from a bunker looking over the MP Squad, the Chapel, and then TOC (Tactical Operations Center) in the background. Look at the shrapnel holes in our trailer. Still worked on beer runs into Qui Nhon's PX." Photo and comments by Jerry W. Colwell
Mad minute on LZ Ike- Narcisco Reyes in the center with M-16, 1968. In the Vietnam War, the "mad minute" was used to describe a drill involving intense automatic weapons fire, intended to flush out infiltrators or ambushes. The area targeted would be something which provided potential concealment for an enemy but not very good protection from projectiles, such as the vegetation line at the edge of a field, or at the edge of a cleared free fire zone around a fire base. All soldiers involved would direct the heaviest rate of continuous fire they could into that area for one minute. Photo by James Tree Machin
MP desk blotter, LZ English, (Landing Zone English, also known as English Airfield, LZ Dog, LZ English or simply Bong Son) is a former U.S. Army base in Bồng Sơn, Bình Định Province, Vietnam. The base was located along Highway 1 approximately 82 km northwest of Qui Nhơn.) 1969. "I was sick as a dog with dysentery. This is in the MP Squad hootch, LZ North English." Photo and comment by Jerry W. Colwell
The Aussie and New Zealand forces called ANZAC operated from their Nui Dat infantry Base Camp called Nui Dat in Phouc Tuy Province southeast of Saigon down highway 15 past Bear Cat. I was part of a Support detachment of ASA Intel troops providing DF and Signal intercept of VC activities from 68-69. I worked with Whiskey Company of the small NZ component quite often. That is a Kiwi beret from them. We had some unusual weapons at times but used the FN SLR most often. That is pictured here. Photo by Dave Breisch